Year after year, a couple of BW employees throw down fightin' words over who will win in this category. Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant in Nampa pours an ass-kicking herbed concoction that one editorial staffer goes gaga for. And then, of course, Gino's Ristorante makes (and recently started bottling, we might add) a garlic and crushed red chili pepper infused olive oil dipping sauce. We sampled both this year, with this annual award in mind during each taste-testing quest. It was a close call, truly, but in the end, the dipping sauce that warranted a pleasant tug on the server's sleeve for a second helping was at Gino's. Now that this year's award has been doled out ... let the games begin again.
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